Bargaining Partners: Federal Government Dockyard Trades and Labour Council (Esquimalt) (West) (FGDTLC (W)) Collective Agreement Expiry Date: January 30, 2023 Dispute Resolution Mechanism: Before negotiations, all Aboriginal people are encouraged to hold a Needs Meeting, during which corrections made by members of each local are preferred and vote on priority bargaining requirements. These claims are then all presented and classified by the negotiating team. Once negotiations begin, only the provisional agreements will be voted on by the members, in accordance with the arbitration rules. In the absence of an interim agreement, the arbitrator accepts the issues agreed by the union and the employer and makes a decision on all outstanding issues that could not be agreed upon. The arbitrator makes a final and binding decision that includes both the agreed issues and the issues that the arbitrator has been called upon to decide, and that decision is final and binding. There is no vote on the arbitrator`s decision, as stated in Section 44 (1) of the Labour Relations Act. The last corrective bargaining team also issued 24 LockTalk bulletins during the negotiations to keep members informed of what happened step by step. The 200 or so prison officers in the country`s 49 federal prisons overwhelmingly adopted the agreement providing immediate compensation for prison officers, as well as the establishment of a simplified procedure for collecting and assessing compensation for collective agreement claims, as well as the payment of damages. We have an ambitious collective agreement that will benefit all members of UCCO-SACC-CSN. Our commitment and engagement will determine the results we achieve. Bargaining partners: UNIFOR Collective Agreement: 30 June 2022 Dispute Resolution Mechanism: Conciliation The union negotiated a collective agreement for self-redress. Workers were recognized as essential workers and the right to strike was replaced in favour of conciliation. The last round of negotiations has significantly improved wages and benefits and has prepared the conditions for further action in the next round.
The announcement of $500 million for 500 new full-time jobs, more than 85% of which work in the OPSEU Corrections division – not just additional staff for existing positions – and the money for the infrastructure we desperately need is the crowning achievement of OPSEU`s hard work.